The J. Paul Getty Museum

[Interior of a ruined building]

Object Details

Title:

[Interior of a ruined building]

Artist/Maker:

Unknown

Date:

about 1870–1885

Medium:

Albumen silver print

Object Number:

86.XP.664.1

Dimensions:

33.7 × 26.2 cm (13 1/4 × 10 5/16 in.)

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Object Description

Interior of a ruined building, possibly a church. The roof is missing with the exception of a few horizontal beams. At the far end of the room, two columns support an arch with a small pediment. The columns are flanked by two statues, one of which is missing its head. There are four intact statues set into niches lining the walls. A ladder is propped up against the wall adjacent the arch and two men are climbing the rungs.